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BOTSWANA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
 
 
N O T I C E            P A P E R
 
 
(TUESDAY 9TH APRIL, 2019)
 
 
NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS TO BE MOVED AT COMMITTEE STAGE
 
(FOR WEDNESDAY 10TH APRIL, 2019)
 
1. Stock Theft (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (Bill No. 30 of 2018)
 An Act to amend the Stock Theft Act.
 
(Published on 14th September, 2018)
 
(Minister of Defence, Justice and Security)
 
AMENDMENTS
 
1. The Bill is amended at page B.878 by substituting for clause 3, the following new clause –  
 
“3. The Act is amended by substituting for section 3, the following new section –  
 
“Stealing of  Stock  
(1) Any person who steals any stock or produce, shall be guilty of an offence and, notwithstanding the provisions of any other written law, shall be sentenced for a first offence to a term of imprisonment for not less than five years or more than 12 years without the option of a fine, and for a second or subsequent offence to a term of imprisonment for not less than seven years or more than 15 years without the option of a fine.
 
(2) Where, for the purpose of stealing any stock or produce, or in the course of stealing any stock or produce, violence or the threat of violence is used, the penalty shall be a term of imprisonment for not less than 10 years or more than 20 years without the option of a fine, and if the violence used or threatened involves the use of a firearm or other offensive weapon the penalty shall be a term of imprisonment for not less than 12 years or more than 25 years without the option of a fine.
 
Cap. 43:02
 
(3) A person charged under subsection (1) may be convicted of the offence of stealing any stock or produce or of receiving any stock or produce notwithstanding that the person stated in the charge to be the owner of the stock or produce is wrongly named as the owner of the stock or produce.

 
(4) Any person who procures, incites, hires, directs, instigates, or colludes with, another person to contravene the provisions of subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall suffer the same penalties as the person who contravenes those provisions.  

(5) Where a person convicted of an offence under this section is a holder of a fresh produce licence under the Trade Act, the court convicting the person may order the cancellation of the licence, and accordingly the provisions of section 20 of the Trade Act shall have effect.”  
 
(Minister of Defence, Justice and Security)
 
2. The Bill is amended at page B.879 by substituting for clause 4, the following new clause –
 
 “4. The Act is amended by inserting immediately after section 3, the following new section –  
 
“ Possession of stolen stock or produce
 
3A. (1) Any person in possession of stock or produce knowing or having reason to be believe to be stolen stock or produce, shall be guilty of an offence and notwithstanding the provisions of any other written law, shall be sentenced for a first offence to to a term of imprisonment for not less than five years or more than 12 years without the option of a fine, and for a second or subsequent offence to a term of imprisonment for not less than seven years or more than 15 years without the option of a fine.
 
(2) Any person charged under subsection (1) may be convicted of the offence of possession of stolen stock or produce notwithstanding that the person stated in the charge to be the owner of the stock or produce is wrongly named as the owner of the stock or produce.
 
 
(3) Any person who procures, incites, hires, directs, instigates, or colludes with, another person to contravene the provisions of subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to the same penalties as a person who contravenes provisions of subsection (1).
 
(4) Where a person convicted of an offence under this section is a holder of a fresh produce licence under the Trade Act, the court convicting the person may order the cancellation of the licence, and accordingly the provisions of section 20 of the Trade Act shall have effect.”.
 
(Minister of Defence, Justice and Security)
 
3. The Bill is amended at page B.880 by substituting for clause 9, the following new clause –  
 
 “9. Section 16 of the Act is amended by substituting for that section, the  following new section –
 
“ Penalties
 
16. A person who is guilty of an offence for which no specific penalty is provided under this Act shall be liable to –
 
(a) community service for a period not exceeding six months;
 (b) corporal punishment not exceeding six strokes;
 (c) imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years;
 (d) a fine not exceeding P5 000; or
 (e) a combination of (a) and (b) , or (c)
 and  (d) .”
 
(Minister of Defence Justice and Security)
 
2. Judicial Services (Amendment) Bill, 2019  (No. 9 of 2019)
 An Act to amend the Judicial Services Act.
 
(Published on 5th April, 2019)
 
(Minister of Defence, Justice and Security)
 
 
AMENDMENTS
 
The Bill is amended at page B.46 by –  
 
1.  substituting for clause 2 the following new clause –
 
“ Amendment of section 3 Cap 04:03
2. Section 3 of the Judicial Services Act (hereinafter of referred to as “the Act”) is amended by substituting for . subsections (1) and (2) the following new sections –  
 
3.(1) There shall be paid to a resident President of the Court of Appeal –
 
(a) a salary at the rate of P852,816.00 a year; and  
 
(b) an entertainment allowance of 14,950.10 a year.
 
(2) There shall be paid to a resident Justice of Appeal –

 (a) a salary at the rate of P 748,104.00 a year; and  
 
(b) entertainment allowance of 14,312.45 a year.”.”; and
 
(Minister of Defence, Justice and Security)
 
2. substituting for clause 3, the following new clause –
 
“ Amendment of 4 section of the Act
 
4. Section 4 of the Act is substituted by the following new section –  
 
 
“Remuneration of Chief Justice

4. The Chief Justice shall be paid –  
 
(a) a salary at the rate of P972, 216.00 a year;  
 
(b) in the case of a Chief Justice whose service is not by virtue of any law pensionable, a gratuity determined in accordance with the provisions of section 6; and  
 
(c) an entertainment allowance of P15,630.30 a year.”
 
(Minister of Defence, Justice and Security)
 
3. National Assembly (Salaries and Allowances) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (No. 10 of 2019)

 An Act to amend the National Assembly (Salaries and Allowances) Act.
 
(Published on 5th April, 2019)
 
(Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration)
 

AMENDMENT  

1. The Bill is amended at page B.48 by substituting for clause 2, the following new clause –
 
“ Amendment of section 3 of Cap. 02:06

 
“2. Section 3 of the National Assembly (Salaries and allowances) Act, (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) is amended by substituting for subsection (2) the following new subsection –  

 
“(2) The Speaker and Deputy Speaker shall, in addition, receive the allowances specified in paragraphs 3 and 8 of the Schedule and shall be eligible to receive –
 
(a) for the Speaker, the allowance specified under paragraph 2(2) of the Schedule; and  
 
(b) for the Deputy Speaker, the allowance payable under paragraph 2(3) of the Schedule.”
 
(Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration)
 
2. The Bill is amended on page B.48 by substituting for subclause 3 (a) the following new subclause –  
 
 “(a) substituting for paragraph 1, the following new paragraph –  
 
“ Salary
 
      1.(1) Every Member shall receive a salary which shall, except in the case of the Government Whip and the Opposition Whip, include the responsibility allowance, calculated, in the case of –

 (a) the President, at the rate of P1,075,056 per annum;
 

(b) the Vice President, at the rate of P943,032 per annum;
 

(c) the Speaker, at the rate of P834,012 per annum;

 (d) a Minister, at the rate of P724,992 per annum;

(e)  the Deputy Speaker, at the rate of P641,436 per annum;

 (f) the Leader of Opposition, at the rate of P641,436 per annum;

 (g) an Assistant Minister, at the rate of P557,880 per annum;
 

(h) the Government Whip, at the rate of P470,352 per annum;

 (i) the Opposition Whip, at the rate of P470,352 per annum;
 

(j) any other Member, at the rate of P470,352 per annum.
 
 
 (2) The Government Whip and the Opposition Whip shall have a responsibility allowance calculated as follows –
 

(a) for the Government Whip, at a rate of P47,040 per annum; and  
 

(b) for the Opposition Whip at a rate of P23,520 per annum.”.”
 
(Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration)
 
3. The Bill is amended at page B.49 by substituting for subclause 3 (b) the following new subclause –  
 
 “ (b) substituting for paragraph 2, the following new paragraph -  
 
“ Sitting allowance  
 
2. (1) Every Member, who attends a meeting of the Assembly or of a committee of the Assembly shall receive an allowance at the rate of P450.00 for every day on which he or

she attends such a meeting.  
 

(2) The Speaker shall receive an allowance at the rate of P600.00 for every day on which he or she attends a meeting of the Assembly or of a committee of the Assembly.

 (3) The Deputy Speaker shall receive an allowance at the rate of P500.00 for every day on which he or she attends a meeting of the Assembly or of a committee of the

Assembly.”
 
(Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration)